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Donald Trump

Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is an American business magnate, television personality, and candidate for President of the United States in the 2016 presidential election. He is the chairman and president of The Trump Organization and the founder of Trump Entertainment Resorts. Trump's career, branding efforts, lifestyle, and outspoken manner helped make him a celebrity, a status amplified by the success of his NBC reality show. Accused to be racist, Muslim hater could be next president of USA, the most powerful man. Some dismiss him just by saying; "Trump is a fool".... but he is getting popularity after declaring to Ban Muslims from entering USA.... let;s know who is Donald Trump? Allegations of business with firms linked to organized crime Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Cay Johnston as well as investigative journalist Wayne Barrett, who wrote an unauthorized 1992 Trump biography, have alleged that Trump and his companies did bus

Defeating Terrorism & Radicalisation of Muslim youth

Improving interfaith dialogue and collaboration, curbing intolerance and addressing extremism are the needs of the hour and Maajid Nawaaz seems like a man who is well-placed to address these needs. A one on one with an ex-member of Hizbut Tahrir who renounced his links and is now addressing the challenges of extremism in the UK A British of Pakistani roots (his father hails from Gujrat), Nawaaz is an activist, author, columnist and politician. An ex-member of Hizbut Tahrir, he was arrested in Egypt in 2002 and after his release four years later, Nawaaz renounced his links and turned to working towards challenging extremism in the UK. With Ed Husain, a former radical like himself, Nawaaz co-founded Quilliam, a globally active think tank “focusing on matters of integration, citizenship and identity, religious freedom, extremism and immigration.” He then went on to write his autobiography Radical, and his second book Islam and the Future of Tolerance, co-authored with American neurosci

ISIS ... Daesh Oil route

Inside Isis Inc: The journey of a barrel of oil Isis controls most of Syria’s oil fields and crude is the militant group's biggest single source of revenue. Here we follow the progress of a barrel of oil from extraction to end user to see how the Isis production system works, who is making money from it, and why it is proving so challenging to disrupt, even with airstrikes. By Erika Solomon, Robin Kwong and Steven Bernard Source: Where the oil is extracted Isis’s main oil producing region is in Syria’s eastern Deir Ezzor province, where production was somewhere between 34,000 to 40,000 barrels a day in October, according to locals. This has since fallen due to coalition and Russian airstrikes against oil facilities. Isis also controls the Qayyara field near Mosul in northern Iraq that produces about 8,000 barrels a day of heavier oil that is mostly used locally to make asphalt. It is difficult to determine a definitive oil produc

Canadian children performed the same song for refugees that was sung to Mohamed when he sought refuge:

Canadian children performed the same song for refugees that was sung to Prophet Muhamad (pbuh) when he sought refuge The first plane of Syrian refugees landed in Toronto late on Thursday, and Canada has wasted no time in welcoming them. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was at the airport to personally welcome the 163 new arrivals from Beirut, helping distribute warm winter coats. On Friday, a video of a children's choir singing a beautiful song in Arabic to their new neighbours surfaced. The traditional song 'Tala' al-Badru 'Alayna' is one of the oldest in Islam. It was sung by the Ansar (Helpers) to the Prophet Mohamed when he sought refuge in their city of Medina and its message is one of welcome and hope. Several commenters on social media said the gesture made them cry. The lyrics are: Oh the white moon rose over us From the valley of Wada' And we owe it to show gratefulness Where the call is to Allah Oh you, who were raised among us Coming with a w

Don’t ban Donald Trump. Just keep on laughing at him

How should we respond to would-be President Trump’s latest outrage? Point a figure and shout Eeeeuuuurrrggghhh! I have tried very hard to avoid writing about Donald Trump. I was desperate to write about anything else: the floods, or the Tatler Tory, or the fact that a bloke whose job is to hit people has been saying offensive things (making him a sort of reverse Clarkson), or even high street spending, God help me. But it was no good. I couldn’t stop thinking about Trump, couldn’t get his name out of my mind – it was like the head of the herd was calling far far away. It would probably be better to ignore him. If, at a polite drinks do, a man starts noisily doing a shit in the corner of the room, the dignified response is to avert your gaze. But it takes so much self-restraint. Our inner child wants to stare and cry out: “What’s that man doing? He’s so weird! Eeeeuuuurrrggghhh! I can’t stop looking at him!” That’s how I feel about Donald. I can’t take my eyes off him.

11 careers that would have made Donald Trump more successful than he is now

What other paths could he have gone down since 1974 that would arguably have been more fulfilling, and at least made him a buck or two? 1. Hairdresser/beauty therapist Hairdressers are reportedly some of the happiest workers on earth. And you know the Donald would get a kick out of helping people achieve his own signature comb over/fake tan look. 2. Marriage counsellor Always full of sound advice. 3. Construction worker That wall on the border with Mexico isn't going to build itself. 4. Impressionist Maybe not of the movements of people with physical disabilities, though, like he's doing here. 5. Professional sports player (well, he could try) Trump reportedly dreamed of playing major league baseball when he was young. It's not like he doesn't own enough sports facilities to practise now, though. 6. Military strategist Donald famously dodged military service becaus of a knee problem. But his sophisticated analysis of the current issues in the Middle

Religion is not doomed

Books Contrary to what secularists believe, a new book argues that ‘the world is more religious than ever’ | Rodney Stark Rodney Stark is a sociologist and historian of religion who at age 81 remains a distinguished professor of the social sciences at Baylor University. Stark’s clear writing—he was a newspaper reporter before going to graduate school—distinguishes him from most academics. His argument that Christian practice wasn’t as common in the Middle Ages or in 18th century America as we like to think distinguishes him from some church-oriented historians. The argument in his new book, The Triumph of Faith, that “ the world is more religious than ever,” distinguishes him from “new atheists” who seem ready to take a victory lap. Stark’s The Triumph of Christianity: How the Jesus Movement Became the World’s Largest Religion(HarperOne) was WORLD Magazine’s 2012 Book of the Year. I also interviewed him back in 2007. Here, with permission from the publisher, ISI Books, is the l

Politics Donald Trump calls for ‘total’ ban on Muslims entering United States

Republican presidential contender Donald Trump said  that he was in favor of a 'total and complete' shutdown of Muslims entering the United States, barring followers of the world’s fastest-growing religion because he considers the faith rooted in hatred and violence. The proposal — which was quickly denounced by other candidates from both parties — marks the latest escalation of the virulent anti-Muslim and ­anti-immigrant rhetoric that has fueled his unlikely candidacy.  It also came less than 24 hours after President Obama urged tolerance in an Oval Office address, saying the fight against terrorists should not “be defined as a war between America and Islam.” But at a rally Monday night in South Carolina, Trump received a boisterous standing ovation as he shared the idea, telling the crowd that a ban is “common sense” and that his Muslim friends agree with him. “We have no choice,” he said to cheers. “We have no choice. We have no choice.” Party leaders have worried f